IGA Marketplace at Cleveland raises money through myIGA card for Crime Stoppers

HANDOVER: IGA Marketplace Cleveland store manager Ian Day and customer service manager Angela Petralia, with Crime Stoppers Bayside volunteers Kathy Huf and Paul Fitzpatrick.
HANDOVER: IGA Marketplace Cleveland store manager Ian Day and customer service manager Angela Petralia, with Crime Stoppers Bayside volunteers Kathy Huf and Paul Fitzpatrick.

CRIME Stoppers has had a $1000 boost, thanks to shoppers at IGA Marketplace at Cleveland.

Crime Stoppers Bayside received the money due to the accumulation of points from shoppers who had selected the organisation as their beneficiary.

Crime Stoppers Bayside branch volunteer Paul Fitzpatrick said the team had decided to use the money towards branded hand sanitisers to give away to promote Crime Stoppers.

BRAND: The money from IGA Marketplace Cleveland was put towards branded hand sanitisers.

BRAND: The money from IGA Marketplace Cleveland was put towards branded hand sanitisers.

A spokesperson for Cleveland IGA said they had a long standing association with Crime Stoppers Bayside and looked forward to supporting them for years to come.

"The great part about the myIGA Card program is that all these funds have effectively been raised by our customers and then donated straight back to the community," the spokesperson said.

Mr Fitzpatrick said the Crime Stoppers service was still in place although the organisation did not have its own call centre.

"Calls are answered by a specialised group within the police's communications team," he said.

Information could be provided anonymously and would be passed on to the police or any relevant law enforcement agency.

Information about crime can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form.

In an emergency, phone triple zero (000).